Readers in North Georgia may be interested to hear about a case from Savannah involving a woman who drove her car through a jewelry store, injuring the store’s owner. It’s important for the owner of the store, and anyone who’s incurred damaged or sustained injuries because of a car accident, to understand their legal rights to seek compensation.
The incident occurred on Nov. 24 when the woman drove her car onto the sidewalk in front of the building and through the stores front entrance. She continued through two showcases and into the owner’s office. The owner was in his office at the time of the collision. He was hit and injured by his desk and other items in the room.
The owner had his 18-month-old son with him who was propelled three feet as a result of the impact but fortunately remained unharmed. Two employees narrowly escaped injuries. The owner hoped to have the store operational within a few days of the accident.
The car’s driver was not injured in the accident. Her family told police the woman had previously been involved in an accident with a bus. After that incident they had tried to have the woman’s license revoked.
The family who owns this jewelry store may be able to seek compensation for the damage done to their business and for the injuries the owner sustained. It’s important for them to understand their legal rights to receive the compensation they deserve.
Source: Savannah Morning News, “Customer drives through Savannah jewelry store, injures owner,” Nov. 26, 2012